Millfield is situated in the rural southwest of England in the town of Street, Somerset. The school is close to the historic town of Glastonbury and within travelling distance of the Ancient Roman City of Bath. London is 135 miles away and major air, rail and road links are all within easy reach:-
– Bristol Airport is within easy reach of Millfield (25 miles) and has regular scheduled flights. For further details please visit the Bristol Airport website
– Rail users may travel to Castle Cary (12 miles), Bath (30 miles), Bristol (29 miles) or Yeovil Junction (19 miles). For further details please visit thetrainline.com or nationalrail.com
– From the M5 leave the motorway at junction 23 and join the A39 eastwards. From the M3 leave the motorway at junction 8, join the A303 westwards and then the B3151.
Millfield School is one of the UK's leading co-educational independent schools. It is a centre of excellence for academic study, sport and the Arts, and we believe in providing a fully rounded education for our students.
By providing young people with diverse experiences and opportunities, we not only help build their confidence and maturity, but enable them to grow into thoughtful, flexible and resilient young adults capable of meeting the challenges of the 21st century.
Millfield's size (we have approximately 1200 pupils) is our strength as it enables us to offer a diverse range of activities and outstanding facilities. Whilst a large school can at first glance feel daunting, we ensure that each student receives a tailored programme and this is achieved by the creation of small units of teaching and tutor provision. The average number of pupils in a class and in a house tutor group is twelve and similar small sizes apply to the variety of sports, clubs and activities on offer to pupils.
What you can expect from us
The boarding environment at Millfield encourages pupils to live their lives to the full in as many spheres as possible, allowing individuality to flourish. The houses are the focal point of pupils’ lives at school; boarders are highly supportive of each other’s achievements and enjoy going to sports matches, concerts and plays where friends are performing.
The houses have excellent facilities including kitchen, common rooms and ample spaces for prep work. Houses are equipped with state of the art Wi-Fi networks, with access to Skype and some social networks. Rooms are inviting and personalised in all areas and the boarders are justifiably proud of their houses.
Millfield is a mix of day and boarding pupils. Day pupils are fully integrated into the school community and enjoy to the full all the opportunities and the educational mix that Millfield has to offer.
The day houses are decorated in a homely style and are a base for pupils to meet, bring friends and enjoy the daily routine of life at Millfield. Each girls’ house has its own common room with flatscreen TV, space to mingle and relax. The girls’ houses also have their own changing rooms and each day girl has a locker to store their possessions during the day.
Millfield is extremely proud of its international character. We embrace pupils from all countries and believe that the rich cultural diversity of over 200 overseas pupils and approximately 50 different nationalities provides a great opportunity for pupils and staff alike to learn about cultural differences.
We aim to promote inter-cultural awareness and understanding. We are sensitive to the special challenges faced by youngsters arriving for the first time in a new school in a foreign land where they are expected to operate in a second language.
English Language Holiday Course
** English Language Holidays Courses by union plus**
Millfield School is an independent school in Somerset in the South West of England that offers its own summer and Easter holiday courses with four campuses providing onsite accommodation. It is also a Trinity College and University of Cambridge examination centre.
Summer courses last between 2 and 7 weeks and cater for students of all abilities between 6 and 17 years old. Students enjoy English language tuition in the mornings with a choice of options in the afternoons, including extra English & exam classes, sports & recreation, sports academies and creative academies; all of these options can be mixed and matched on a weekly basis.
At Millfield we work hard and play harder - all students participate in our acclaimed social programme and we also offer a number of excursions and cultural visits including theme parks, city tours, seaside trips, castles & museums and local places of interest as well as optional weekend excursions to London and Oxford.
Please browse the website for more information; our Summer 2013 and Easter 2013 pages are excellent places to start.
Parents accompanying their child to Millfield may also wish to improve their own English. We recommend Living Learning English who can arrange bespoke tuition close to a Millfield campus.
Our Campuses - four schools, one family
have single en-suite, single and two, three and four-bedded rooms and
have three, four, five and six-bedded rooms.
Each house has a Residential Co-ordinator who is responsible for the running of the house and the health and welfare of the students living there.
Students are supervised twenty four hours a day and student health or welfare problems are quickly spotted and dealt with promptly. It is important that students communicate any problems to a member of staff as soon as possible in order to ensure the best care.